|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Characterization of Minerals, Metals, and Materials
||Mechanical Characterization of Historic Steel Rods
||Paolo Matteis, Giorgio Scavino, Donato Firrao
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Ancient masonry buildings were reinforced with steel rods, that either spanned arches, or formed a ring around the base of domes. Before the advent of Bessemer converters, these steel rods were fabricated by direct reduction by charcoal of iron ore, and subsequent hot forging of resulting blooms. Several such rods are still in service nowadays in historical buildings. In the case of restoration works and structural integrity assessments, a model of the mechanical behaviour of these elements is needed. Several rods retrieved during the restoration of a XVII century building were tested for tensile strength; results of such a campaign, along with chemical, microstructural and fractographic analyses are here reported and correlated with the steel fabrication procedure.
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